Three Tigers headed to state track meet

Tonasket sophomore Kyndra Dellinger (left) and junior Jessica Spear running together in the 1600 meter race at the District Six 1A Championship on Friday, May 21. Spear finished in second place at 5:46.85, qualifying her for a trip to the state meet, whil

Tonasket sophomore Kyndra Dellinger (left) and junior Jessica Spear running together in the 1600 meter race at the District Six 1A Championship on Friday, May 21. Spear finished in second place at 5:46.85, qualifying her for a trip to the state meet, whil

CASHMERE – Three Tonasket track athletes qualified to compete at the state track meet at the District Six 1A Championship on Friday, May 21 in Cashmere.

Sophomore Damon Halvorsen qualified for state in the 1600 and 3200 meter races while sophomore Jake Hickman also qualified in the 1600 and junior Jessica Spear qualified in the women’s 1600 meter race.

“In the boys’ 1600, Halvorsen led from the start,” Bob Thornton, head coach, said. “After three laps he was on pace to run 4:44 and led by 80 yards so I held him back the last lap to save it for the 3200. So he won in 4:50. Hickman held on to place second to qualify for state as well in 4:55. In the girls’ 1600, Megan Thornton (Omak) led from the start to win in 5:42. We were holding back the first two laps to try and run them down the last two laps. After three laps, Spear was in fourth and Kyndra Dellinger was in fifth, a good 50 yards behind second. With 300 to go, I told them they had to go. Spear got a fire in her eyes and took off, she soon caught third and in the middle of the last turn she caught second and never hesitated but blew by her to finish second in 5:46. She ran her last lap in 71 seconds. It was an amazing finish to watch. Dellinger finished fourth in 6:02.”

Thornton said Halvorsen easily won the 3200 meter race in 10:45. Senior Spencer Podkranic, Thornton said, ran a great race in the 800 meter race but missed qualifying for state when he finished in third.

“The boys’ 100 was an amazing race, though John Stedtfeld finished fifth, he was literally inches from qualifying for state, six-hundredths of a second, less than a blink of an eye,” Thornton said.

The complete Tonasket results are as follows:

Men’s 100 meters – 5, John Stedtfeld, 11.98.

Women’s 100 meters – 11, Karlie Henneman, 14:08. 15, Brandi Wilson, 14.54.

Men’s 200 meters – 9, Jeff Stedtfeld, 25.38. 13, Ky Williams, 26.60.

Women’s 200 meters – 10, Karlie Henneman, 28.50.

Men’s 400 meters – 7, Ben Peacemaker, 57.93.

Women’s 800 meters – 12, Jessica Puente, 3:11.28.

Men’s 800 meters – 3, Spencer Podkranic, 2:12.01. 8, Ryker Marchand, 2:37.07.

Women’s 1600 meters – 2, Jessica Spear, 5:46.85. 4, Kyndra Dellinger, 6:03.27. 7, Devan Utt, 6:10.36. 8, Michelle Carlson, 6:10.90.

Men’s 1600 meters – 1, Damon Halvorsen, 4:50.22. 2, Jake Hickman, 4:55.27. 6, Corey McCrarey, 5:18.58. 7, Ben Peacemaker, 5:29.09.

Women’s 3200 meters – 5, Amy Johnson, 14:02.32.

Men’s 3200 meters – 1, Damon Halvorsen, 10:46.21. 3, Jake Hickman, 11:26.34. 5, Ryker Marchand, 11:32.46.

Women’s 100 meter hurdles – 5, Devan Utt, 18.65.

Men’s 4×100 relay – 4, Kevin Aitcheson, John Stedtfeld, Jeff Stedtfeld, Ben Peacemaker, 47.64.

Women’s 4×100 relay – 6, Karlie Henneman, Vanessa Martinez, Kyndra Dellinger, Shea Smith, 57.13.

Men’s 4×400 relay – 4, Ben Peacemaker, Jeff Stedtfeld, John Stedtfeld, Corey McCrarey, 4:03.86.

Women’s 4×200 relay – 5, Karlie Henneman, Vanessa Martinez, Devan Utt, Shea Smith, 2:02.58.

Men’s 1.6kg discus – 10, Barry Pentz, 94-11.

Women’s 4×400 relay – 6, Michelle Carlson, Vanessa Martinez, Karlie Henneman, Kyndra Dellinger, 4:50.94.

Men’s 800g javelin – 6, Ben Franklin, 128-03. 9, Ben Peacemaker, 119-02.

Women’s 4kg shot put – 7, Ali Hill, 27-10.00. 12, Shea Smith, 22-07.00.

Men’s high jump – 5, John Stedtfeld, 5-04.00.

Women’s 1kg discus – 9, Shelby Scott, 69-08.

Men’s pole vault – 8, Terrell Cross, 7-06.00.

Women’s high jump – 9, Shelby Scott, 4-04.00. 9, Kyndra Dellinger, 4-04.00. 11, Michelle Carlson, 4-00.00.

The state track meet is Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29 in Cheney.

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